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  • Report: Western pressure halted Fayyad resignation

    April 12, 2013 | 9:41 am

    The United States and Europe are pushing to tamp down an internal Palestinian power struggle, Palestinian sources say.

    Citing unnamed Palestinian sources, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported that a meeting scheduled for Thursday between Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and...

  • Palestinian Authority blames Gaza for deficit mess

    April 11, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Paying for the upkeep of the Gaza Strip while its political rival actively blocks revenues flowing back is taking its toll on the deficit-racked Palestinian Authority.

    The Western-backed PA, many of whose top leaders belong to the mainstream Fatah movement, says it has poured around...

  • Netanyahu, Fayyad to meet later this month

    April 4, 2012 | 8:38 am

    The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers will meet later this month, officials said on Wednesday, but the rare talks may only sharpen differences that have brought peace negotiations to a standstill.

    The Palestinians said they will present Benjamin Netanyahu with a letter...

  • Palestinian rivals agree to form unity government

    February 6, 2012 | 8:50 am

    The leaders of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in Qatar on Monday to form a unity government of independent technocrats for the West Bank and Gaza, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    The move, following the failure of exploratory...

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  • Prime Minister Fayyad: ‘Unity and Non-violence’ requisites for statehood

    November 29, 2011 | 9:55 am

    With skepticism rife over a Fatah-Hamas rapprochement and the Hamas demand to replace him, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the man credited with energizing the movement toward statehood and the man Western governments want holding the PA’s purse strings, discusses the...

  • Fatah, Hamas agree to establish caretaker government without Palestinian PM Fayyad

    November 15, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed to hold elections next May and are due to establish a caretaker government in the coming weeks which will exclude Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Palestinian sources said Tuesday.

    According to Palestinian sources, a breakthrough in...

  • Israel cuts tax payments to Palestinian Authority

    November 4, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Israel has suspended $100 million in tax payments to the Palestinian Authority.

    Israeli officials had threatened to cut off payments entirely if Palestine was admitted into UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency. Palestine was recognized as a state at UNESCO earlier this week...

  • Fayyad will speak to task force, despite split

    October 17, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is still scheduled to address the American Task Force on Palestine even though the PLO has cut off the group for not backing its statehood push.

    The task force, a Washington-based group that advocates for a two-state solution,...

  • Cash-strapped Palestinians cut pay in half for September

    September 6, 2011 | 11:01 am

    The Palestinian Authority will pay only half wages this month, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Tuesday, the second time in three months it has taken such a step because of a financial crisis it blames on donors failing to provide promised funds.

    Fayyad announced the half pay...

  • Hamas rejects Fayyad nomination for prime minister

    June 12, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation appeared to be in jeopardy after Hamas rejected Fatah’s nominee for prime minister, Salam Fayyad.

    Hamas on Sunday rejected Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s current prime minister, to lead the transitional Palestinian government until elections...

  • PA Cabinet dissolved, Fayyad to form new government

    February 14, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad dissolved his Cabinet and will form a new government.

    Monday’s announcement comes two days after a decision by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to hold presidential and legislative elections by September. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb...

  • P.A’.s Fayyad shuns ban, attends Jerusalem dedication

    November 2, 2010 | 9:15 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad attended dedication ceremonies for a school in eastern Jerusalem, despite an Israeli ban.

    Fayyad on Tuesday attended the dedication of a school in the Dahiyat al-Barid neighborhood, which is located on the Palestinian side of the...

  • Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance

    September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.

    Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...

  • Katsav to be Indicted, P.A. Prime Minister Resigns

    March 11, 2009 | 2:50 am

    Katsav to Be Indicted on Sex Charges

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav will be indicted on sexual offense charges, the attorney general announced.

    Menachem Mazuz said Sunday that Katsav will be indicted on rape and indecent assault charges involving several women who worked...

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